March Madness: (2) Tomato vs. (7) Avocado

Watermelon defeated eighth-seeded cucumber!

These two ingredients are essential to the best dips you’ll ever taste…salsa and guacamole. But which one wins out in a match-up? Will it be tomato or avocado?

Need more information before you cast your vote? Check out our best tomato and avocado recipes below!

Tomato

Tomato Chicken Parmesan – This quick, delicious Italian breaded chicken is smothered with cheese and served on a tomato-based pasta sauce.

Fresh Tomato Pie – This one’s perfect for this time of year when those wonderful homegrown tomatoes are on.

Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes, Black Olives and Anchovies – Who needs to cook tomato sauce for pasta? Like many cooks, I find that sun-ripened tomatoes can give you the intense taste of a long-simmered sauce with virtually no cooking at all.

Avocado

Avocado Burritos – This great quick no cook summer dinner is so yummy. My husband and 2 teen aged boys love it. Great to make for lunches too!

Avocado Dip with Chilies - Give your everyday guacamole a spicy kick.

Barbecued Guacamole Burgers – Guacamole is essential to any backyard barbecue and adds a great layer of flavor to those tasty grilled burgers.

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